Use t3editor in TCA

Extensions may configure backend fields to use the t3editor by TCA. The editor is only available for fields of type text. By setting the renderType to t3editor the syntax highlighting can be activated.

By setting the property format the mode for syntax highlighting can be chosen. Allowed values: css, html, javascript, php, typoscript, xml and any custom mode registered by an extension.

New in version 11.3: TCA fields of renderType t3editor support the 'readOnly' => true option. If set, syntax highlighting is applied as usual, but the corresponding text can not be edited.


'columns' => [
    't3editor_1' => [
        'exclude' => 1,
        'label' => 't3editor_1 format=html, rows=7',
        'description' => 'field description',
        'config' => [
            'type' => 'text',
            'renderType' => 't3editor',
            'format' => 'html',
            'rows' => 7,

Displays an edior like the following:


A t3editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and 7 rows.